Mai Fatty denies scam allegations

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The GMC leader, Mai Ahmad Fatty has strongly denied reports that he scammed a man out of D345, 000 over a land deal.

On Sunday a letter was circulated online showing a man, Haji Jaiteh giving power of attorney to his relative to lodge a complaint with police against the politician.

Jaiteh, a Gambian based in Spain, gave authority to his grandfather Idrissa Jaiteh to lodge a complaint against Mr Fatty after accusing the former special adviser of obtaining money by false pretence. Haji alleged in his power of attorney that he gave Mr Fatty D345,000 for a plot of land when someone else owned the land.

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But writing on his Facebook hours after the letter went viral, Mai Fatty said: “This paper is making the rounds and because it’s political season, our detractors believe they have a tool they can use. Not this one: the contents are false.

“There has never been any land transaction between me, Mai Ahmad Fatty, and Haji Jaiteh: Haji Jaiteh did not pay any money to me; I did not sell any property to Haji Jaiteh. If he claims to have a case, the media is not a court of law. There is a proper forum for legal disputes where controversies are determined and enforceable. There are those who will stop at nothing in their attempt to destroy others. This malicious misrepresentation is politically motivated to distract us. It has failed.